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Mariposa County S.C.O.P.E. Member Arrested for Embezzlement & Grand Theft

MARIPOSA – A former S.C.O.P.E. (Sheriff’s Community Organized Policing Effort) member Ronald Glenn was arrested Friday January 15th on felony charges of Embezzlement & Grand Theft. Mr. Glenn had been a long time SCOPE member and was the Treasurer for the volunteer organization for the last 9 years. In early 2020 the SCOPE organization went through a structure change and ...

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Final Notice of Reduction of Clerk’s Office Hours

MADERA – On September 23, 2020, the Madera County Superior Court released a public notice pursuant to Government Code Section 68106 and the California Rules of Court, Rule 10.620, outlining plans to permanently reduce Clerk’s Office hours. See original story here: Public Notice of Reduction of Clerk’s Office Hours The sixty (60) day notice and public comment period concluded at ...

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Expanded Access to Court Proceedings

MADERA – Beginning Thursday, October 1, 2020, the Madera County Superior Court will offer additional access to court proceedings through Zoom. This expansion is a service to the public that enhances an already available in-person access to the courthouse and court proceedings. Members of the public can request a Zoom link for a proceeding of interest by submitting an online ...

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Public Notice: Reduction of Clerk’s Office Hours, Madera County Superior Court

PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 68106 AND THE CALIFORNIA RULES OF COURT, RULE 10.620 NOTICE OF REDUCTION OF CLERK’S OFFICE HOURS MADERA – Pursuant to the above-referenced Government Code Section and California Rule of Court, the Madera County Superior Court is providing a sixty (60) day notice in the required form and to the required entities that it plans ...

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CHP Officers Arrest Two for Suspected Mail Theft

MARIPOSA – On September 20, 2020, at approximately 12:00 am, Mariposa CHP Officers S. Kohout , and S. Mullen conducted an enforcement stop on a black 2007 Ford Mustang for a mechanical violation, on SR-49, at Worman Road. After identifying the driver (Amanda Barrera) and passenger (Israel Vega Silva) it was determined both had active felony warrants, from Merced County. ...

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California Supreme Court Gives Favorable Nod to North Fork Rancheria Casino

North Fork, CA – The California Supreme Court has ruled that former Governor Jerry Brown acted within his authority when he concurred in a pair of federal decisions in 2011 that led to the approval of two so-called “off-reservation” tribal gaming projects in Madera and Yuba counties. In United Auburn Indian Community v. Newsom, the Court determined that the Governor ...

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Courts: ‘Zero Dollar’ Bail Policy to End This Week

SAN FRANCISCO — The Judicial Council of California voted Wednesday 17-2 to end the state’s controversial “zero dollar” bail schedule on June 20.The temporary measure allowed those accused of lower-level crimes to be released from jail without paying any bail. The Judicial Council said the measure was intended to curb the spread of COVID-19 in jails and surrounding communities but ...

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Supervisors Extend Grand Jury Term Due to COVID-19

Editor’s Note: The headline was updated to reflect board approval of grand jury extension on June 9. MADERA — The Madera County Board of Supervisors this week will consider extending the term of the current Grand Jury, which has been idled for nearly three months now by the COVID-19 pandemic.On May 1, the Supervising Judge of the Madera County Grand ...

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Tentative Trial Date Set in Lee Murder Case

MADERA — Robert Eugene Moye, the North Fork man charged in the July 2019 murder of prominent Mono tribal elder Gaylen Lee, was arraigned in Madera County Superior Court on Wednesday. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Moye, 47, appeared in Department 22 via video hookup for an informational hearing and to formally be advised of all of the charges against ...

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